Please join your neighbours and the King’s Own Calgary Regiment on
Friday, November 11, 2016 for our fifth annual Remembrance Day ceremony at
Battalion Park. Battalion
Park, originally named Camp Sarcee in 1915, commemorates the soldiers who
trained here for the trench warfare of World War I. Members of the Calgary,
Lethbridge, Central Alberta and Edmonton battalions hauled over 16,000 stones
onto the hill to form the numbers 137, 113, 151 and 51, representing the
regimental numbers of their battalions. In 1991, after members of the 137
Battalion lobbied to have the stones declared a historic site, Battalion Park
We worked with the Parks Foundation, Signal Hill Community Association,
and City administration to declare Battalion Park a designated Municipal
Historic Resource on July 27, 2015. For
last year’s 100th Anniversary ceremony, I led support for our City application
for a Federal Historic Designation of this site, and we would be honoured if
this designation were to be made during Canada’s sesquicentennial next year. What
these designations mean for us is that if and when a government decides to fund
historic resources, development sites with a formal designation are the first
to be considered for investment. These
investments typically include refurbishment of park amenities such as
interpretive signs and other public facilities.
We hope that you can
join your community in a moment of silence to reflect on the sacrifices made by
these brave Canadians.
Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Battalion Park at Signal Hill
- We encourage you and your family to walk to the ceremony.
Pedestrians can access from Signal Hill Drive until 10:30am. No parking will
be available on Signal Hill Drive SW.
- Parking will be available in designated locations at the Signal
Hill Shopping Centre. Attendees will then continue up the stairs behind
Lowes to the ceremony site.
- For attendees needing assistance, please proceed to the ‘Assistance
Drop Off Zone’ on the east side of the parking lot where volunteers will
be able to transport you to the ceremony site.
- You can also contact our office with any assistance request or for
more information at 403.268.1646.
You can also join me at my Councillor Chat on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5 – 8
p.m. at Glamorgan Community Association, 4207 41 Street SW. Councillor
Chats are another opportunity for us to meet to discuss any issues that are
important to you. All Ward 6 residents
are welcome to attend. The Ward 6 Team looks forward to hosting Chats in 2017
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